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Courtney Malone



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Here you'll find some of our most recent family stories, as well as tips and tricks for aspiring lifestyle photographers.


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Greenville Studio Newborn Photography


Baby Stella | Greenville, SC Natural Studio Newborn Photographer

It seems like just yesterday I was photographing sweet River for is in home newborn session, and now he is a big brother!

Greenville Fresh 48 Photographer


Emery White – Greenville SC Fresh 48 Photographer Keepsake Video

I had the honor of capturing the third baby girl for this sweet family earlier this year. In additional to capturing Emery in beautiful photographs for a Fresh 48 session, I put together a keepsake video for their family to enjoy. This is one I know will truly tug at the heartstrings as this sweet […]

Greenville SC Black and White Portrait Sessions


Ella | Greenville, SC Heirloom Children’s Portraits

Ella came in ALL simles for her heirloom portrait session with me. I had to work harder for a serious expression than I did for a smile from this sweet girl. She was such a happy little lady!

Greenville SC Heirloom Children Portraits


Vivion | Heirloom Children’s Portraits in Greenville, SC

Beautiful Vivion! I loved having this sweet girl in the studio. I photographed her when she became a big sister last Fall, and it was so special to get some one on one time with her for her very special 3 year portraits.



Best Flash Gear for Lifestyle Newborn Photographers

If you’re a lifestyle newborn photographer, you’ve probably found yourself in a tricky lighting situation or two, that has led you to think about the F word… No, not THAT F word (although poor light probably makes you say the bad one too!)… I’m talking about FLASH! (and hint: every image in this post was […]

Off Camera Flash for Lifestyle Photographers

Lifestyle Newborn

Charlotte’s In Home Newborn Session Shot With Flash

This lifestyle newborn session was shot using off camera flash! If this suprises you – then good! Mission accomplished. I’ve been using flash for over four years now, and it’s my secret weapon for consistency. Not a fancy preset, not specific wardrobe or weather conditions – just my flash unit and the unique way I use it to create a natural light look.

Greenville SC Heirloom Children's Portraits


Nash | South Carolina Heirloom Portrait Photographer

Nash was a little hesitant of the camera at first, but once he warmed up he was ALL smiles! I loved photographing his joyful, oh so precous personality. A lot of little ones need a few minutes to warm up to the camera, which is natural and age appropriate, but we usually have so much fun together that they don’t want to leave when their sitting is over!

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Eliza | Heirloom Portrait Photographer in Greenville, SC

Eliza! She’s as joyful in person as she is in these beautiful heirloom portraits. Mom walked in and was so thankful we got a rainy, humid day for portraits because it made her precious curls SHINE! That’s the beauty of using studio lights… rain or shine, we get gorgeous portraist.



Using Flash for a Natural Light Look | Student Spotlight

exact!), that teaches lifestyle photographers how to get a natural light look with flash on location.

Greenville South Carolina Studio Newborn Photographer


Baby Ace | Greenville SC Natural Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Sweet Ace was a DREAM in the studio for his newborn session. Big sister Collins was over the moon to be a big sister, and loved telling me all about her baby brother.

How To Use Flash To Look Like Natural Light

For Photographers

Using Flash to Get a Natural Light Look for Lifestyle Photographers

It’s no secret that I LOVE natural light. I love when the stars align and beautiful, diffused natural light pours into the windows of my clients homes, creating that light, bright airy light I love so much.

Greenville South Carolina Heirloom Portrait Photographer


Evelyn | Greenville Heirloom Portrait Photographer

Sweet Evelyn took a few minutes to warm up, but once she did she couldn’t stop smiling! I love seeing what makes these little ones tick, and figuring out how to get Evelyn to come out of her shell was so much fun.


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